Katie’s Holiday Gift Guide

11 Best Gifts to Give Yourself — Because You Deserve It

Treat yourself to the gifts you actually want.

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Something magical happens when you figure out the perfect gift for a loved one. The joy of knowing you found something they’ll absolutely love is such an amazing feeling. So why not give yourself that feeling this season? While it’s always fun to be surprised by gifts, sometimes you’re better off rewarding yourself with the items you actually really want. Let’s take lingerie as an example: it’s not a typical gift to expect from your sister or great aunt, but maybe your nightwear collection needs a sexy little upgrade! That’s the type of holly jolly gift you’re better off picking out yourself. And this year, Rihanna’s flirtatious lingerie brand Savage x Fenty is offering an exclusive subscription service where you can shop brand new items at a discount every month. (More on that below!)

Other gifts you might not want someone else to give you? Appliances! You might really want a new pan, but if your husband got it for you? No thanks.

After such a chaotic 2020 season — living through the pandemic and putting most of your celebrations on hold — this year’s also an excuse to treat yourself to something that’ll put a smile on your face as you head into 2022. From luxury candles (like Jo Malone’s Wood Sage and Sea Salt scent) to Katie’s favorite Jenni Kayne cashmere cardigan, we’ve got the best holiday gifts to give yourself below.  

Always Pan by Our Place

Clear out those old pots and pans and replace ’em all with the fan-favorite Always Pan. This non-toxic, non-stick bestselling kitchen helper is an 8-in-1 powerhouse that will fry, sauté, steam, braise, sear, strain, and more. And it comes in nine totally dreamy colors.

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Bridget Chelsea Combat Boot by Loeffler Randall

It’s hard to for someone to gift you a pair of shoes. Will they fit? What’s their size? So do yourself (and your shoe collection) a favor by adding this iconic pair of Chelsea boots to the mix. The knit ankle on this Loeffler Randall pair makes sliding into them a cozy treat. And the patent leather footbed adds a touch of glam and texture to any outfit — even if you’re just wearing all black.

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Textured Fleece ½ Zip by Lululemon

Now hear this: you will not regret treating yourself to this Lululemon sherpa hoodie. On days when you wish you could stay in your pajamas all day long but sadly can’t, you’ll be so glad you have this to throw on.

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Savage x Fenty VIP Subscription

Want to spice up your lingerie collection? Then make it easy on yourself and sign up for Rihanna’s sexy Savage x Fenty exclusive monthly subscription service. You’ll get a $50 credit each month to shop silky robes, lace bras, and delicate thongs. Becoming a member also means you’ll always get up to 25 percent off the entire site. We recommend grabbing this slinky lavender robe to throw over this romantic two-piece set.

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Wood Sage & Sea Salt Scented Home Candle by Jo Malone

Gifting yourself a luxurious candle is always a good idea. We love Jo Malone’s Wood Sage and Sea Salt candle because the earthy scent will warm up your home as you snuggle up on a cozy night in.

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The Artist Capsule Olive Oil Collection by Brightland

If one of your resolutions is to cook more healthy options in the New Year, then Brightland’s luxurious olive oil collection is a great place to start. Not only will you actually taste the difference between these and your grocery store’s generic alternative, but they’re so pretty that you can display them on your countertop like art!

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The Travel Wallet by Neely and Chloe

Get ready for your 2022 getaway ahead of time with Neely and Chloe’s epic travel wallet. It has a pocket for everything — from your phone to your wallet to your favorite necklace. You can even personalize the wallet with your initials right on their website.

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For Your Pleasure Bundle by Kindra

Talk about the perfect gift…to give yourself. Boost your sex life (and your mood) with Kindra’s 3-in-1 pleasure pack. It comes with the brand’s bestselling estrogen-free peri/menopausal products — like their daily vaginal lotion (and with it, a precisely designed applicator). Plus, you’ll also stock up on a month’s supply of their best-selling Focus and Sleep Enhancing supplements for grogginess-free days and smoother sleep.

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Beige Fabian Faux Fur Throw from Wayfair

It can be tough when someone else tries to pick out a home decor gift that matches your own aesthetic. Instead, why not buy yourself a super fuzzy blanket that you know you’ll love? Our eyes are on this lovely faux-fur (and heavily weighted) option from Wayfair. It looks (and feels) just like the real thing.

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Pillow Talk Lip Secrets Set by Charlotte Tilbury

Celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury created the perfect neutral shade for your lips — Pillow Talk. Universally flattering on all skin tones, snag this limited edition holiday set which includes a lip liner, lipstick, and two lip glosses (one has a lip plumping effect) in the gorgeous hue.

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Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan by Jenni Kayne

No one really wants their loved one to give them a sweater. But everyone needs a good cozy cardigan! If you’re really in the mood to indulge in a luxury gift, you can’t go wrong with Jenni Kayne’s perfect cashmere cardigan. It’s slightly oversized, which makes it so easy to throw on top of your favorite blouse or go-to tee. This is an elevated wardrobe staple that you’ll cherish for years to come.

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Stick Vacuum

Bissell stick vacuum in blue

A vacuum isn’t the most exciting gift…to some. Especially when gifted from a loved one — no thank you. But if you’re being honest with yourself, you’ve heard all the hype about stick vacuums and you really want one! So, it’s the perfect item to give yourself. We promise, it’ll make your life easier. We’re fans of BISSELL’s stick vacuums, like this Featherweight Cordless Stick Vacuum, which is super flexible, allowing for compact storage and extended reach — it got to that back corner behind our couch! Plus, every BISSELL purchase saves pets! The company supports BISSELL Pet Foundation and its mission to help save homeless pets. Oh and if you happen to have a furry housemate, we cannot recommend the ICONpet Edge Cordless stick vacuum enough!

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